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I was just wondering if anyone has used this service to cut their grocery bill. It looks like a pretty good deal.
 

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I used them for a few months earlier this year.<br><br>
I haven't used them for a few months, though.<br><br>
Now, we are NOT the healthiest-eating family around, but some of the Angel food was too unhealthy/processed even for us! (And we eat Stouffer's frozen pizzas, occasional TV dinners, Kraft mac n cheese, etc.)<br><br>
I found that a lot of the "meat" they list on their menus (3 lbs of chicken breasts! yay!) turns out to be solution-injected, mechanically-separated, batter-covered, deep-fried, frozen chicken 'breast' patties type of food.<br><br>
The first month we ordered, they had one of their extra 'special' items that was gobs and gobs of chicken for 18$. (like 2 lbs of chick. breast tenders, 3 lbs of popcorn chicken, etc.) it all ended up being this processed not even Tyson quality breaded/fried stuff. We made one or two meals out of it, and tossed the rest we disliked it so much.<br><br>
Now, if we were REALLY SUPER tight one month, (to the point that food is food, and it beats the alternative), then yeah, we might go back to it. But I found there was so much we wouldn't eat/didn't like in their typical menu that we decided to forgo it for now.
 

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the chicken was way too breaded! i agree...i could not believe it myself, and it was not easy to cook either i even tried to kill it in the oven and it never cooked all the way through. their "fried chicken" took over 3 hours at 350 to cook and well it was YIKES! when it was done.<br><br>
there was never anything good that we liked, i love vegetables and well there is never vegetables, wait one month they gave a 3lb bag of onions. :yawning:
 

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If it is your only option, go for it.<br><br>
But the food they give is not what we eat -- fatty, starchy. They say it is "restaurant quality" but I disagree.
 

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We are back with Angel Food this month. I'd prefer not, but I have a grocery spending goal, and I couldn't keep it without the boxes. This month actually, the meats aren't too bad--but I think the pay date has passed already. I think there are steaks, sausage, skinless chicken, stuff like that. I'm not sure we'll use the pre-prepared meals, but the meat and the few veggies they give, plus the apples, will help. I get two boxes, so $50, and that will do 15-20 meals for the month, depending on the contents. Since we eat simple breakfasts and leftovers/sandwiches for lunch, that is a big help.
 

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I think that's because it's supposed to be fried in boiling oil. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> There were a few months with all that breaded chicken, and I did bake it instead of fry it, but it was a bit touch and go, whether it would be too tough to eat.
 

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Thanks for the info. Sounds like its good when you are in a pinch, but not something you'd want all the time.
 

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The problem is you have to order and pay for it ahead of time. At least in this area. So if you are in a last minute pinch, you go and hope there are some unclaimed.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I used them for a few months earlier this year.<br><br>
I haven't used them for a few months, though.<br><br>
Now, we are NOT the healthiest-eating family around, but some of the Angel food was too unhealthy/processed even for us! (And we eat Stouffer's frozen pizzas, occasional TV dinners, Kraft mac n cheese, etc.)<br><br>
I found that a lot of the "meat" they list on their menus (3 lbs of chicken breasts! yay!) turns out to be solution-injected, mechanically-separated, batter-covered, deep-fried, frozen chicken 'breast' patties type of food.<br><br>
The first month we ordered, they had one of their extra 'special' items that was gobs and gobs of chicken for 18$. (like 2 lbs of chick. breast tenders, 3 lbs of popcorn chicken, etc.) it all ended up being this processed not even Tyson quality breaded/fried stuff. We made one or two meals out of it, and tossed the rest we disliked it so much.<br><br>
Now, if we were REALLY SUPER tight one month, (to the point that food is food, and it beats the alternative), then yeah, we might go back to it. But I found there was so much we wouldn't eat/didn't like in their typical menu that we decided to forgo it for now.</div>
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We had the same experience. Ever since I got pg we have not been very healthy eaters. We buy way too much processed food. But I thought the AFM food was REALLY bad quality. The meat was terrible. I would only get it again if REALLY in a pinch.
 

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I check the menu ahead of time. Sometimes it's worth it, and sometimes not. The Sept box was pretty great. The Oct, not so much.
 
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